Who can resist the alluring power of jewelry that transforms not only how you look, but also how you feel. Sustainability adds one more dimension to beautifully handcrafted designer jewelry that makes you look unique and at the same time promotes conscious living, reflecting the uppermost values of our times. The sustainable jewelry showcased here is made by designers who use beautiful, sustainably procured jewels and recycled precious metals to make amazing innovative jewelry in the form of wearable art. Many of them have progressive sustainability goals that aim for better practices that help to preserve our environment and we are so proud to promote and host them here.
• Loving jewelry and loving the planet
• Understanding sustainable jewelry
• Recycling and reclaiming jewelry
• Sustainable jewelry making standards
Have you wondered about what goes into making your jewelry?
We love jewelry; we buy and enjoy wearing them. But have you ever wondered…?
♦ How is your jewelry made?
♦ What goes into the making of your jewelry?
♦ Where are the materials from; how are they sourced?
♦ Who crafts a particular piece of jewelry, and under what conditions do they labour?
When we seek answers to these questions, we become conscious of and start to look for ethically sourced sustainable jewelry.
What is sustainable jewelry?
Sustainable jewelry is made with conscious consideration for the environment and the people who live in it.
We know that behind the gleam of gold and the glitter of gemstones lies the mining industry, a fertile ground for environmental degradation and human rights violations. We also know that you don't have to compromise beauty for waste. That's why we love and encourage sustainability standards in jewelry making and trade.
Awareness about the jewelry you want to purchase is as important as the design and artistry of the piece. We are happy that our customers now seek ethically made jewelry. And although the "fast fashion” industry dictates that jewelry fashions and styles are dynamic and tend to change quickly with new and different products flooding the market all the time, more and more people want to put a curb on the urge to buy jewelry that may not always be well-crafted or ethically made.
Here you find perfect combinations of beauty and sustainability
Here, we host some of the best designers in Europe and abroad. Founders of The Jewellery Room, Charlotte and Pernille, are jewelry experts with considerable experience in the industry. To the best of their knowledge and understanding, they personally select the designers and handpick every piece of the jewelry showcased here. Their conscious compass leads them to love and promote sustainable jewelry brands that
♥ Preserve indigenous crafts by combining thoughtful designs with caring for the hands that patiently work beautiful jewelry magic.
♥ Promote progressive recycling and upcycling at every stage of the jewelry-making process
♥ Maintain transparency about sustainable gemstone mining and pearl culture-farming methods used
♥ Promote "slow jewelry" by producing in limited numbers or on a "made-to-order" basis to prevent wastage
♥ Use authentic, certified modern technology-made materials like lab-grown diamonds and gemstones
Pause! Let's value designers who think about jewelry sourcing and put in the effort to raise sustainability standards in jewelry making!
Designer sustainable jewelry
Designer sustainable jewelry is more than just a fashion accessory. Choosing and wearing sustainably designed pieces is a deeply personal connection with the designer's inspiration for each piece and love for nature and the value of all human life. Designers who care ensure that their ateliers have proper work conditions and provide fair wages for the artisans, goldsmiths and metal craftsmen.
Sustainability certifications and councils
Growing awareness has led to standards for mining, procurement and sale of the materials used in jewelry-making. The Responsible Jewelry Council, Fairmined and Fair-trade, and the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance are cases in point. They are monitored by independent auditors, who certify ethical mines and allow jewellers to trace the source of the metal and gemstones they use.
A more straightforward path to ensure sustainable jewelry manufacturing is to use reclaimed gold, silver, and gemstones. These are superbly designed and exquisitely crafted in silver and 10k to 22k recycled gold and silver. A piece of jewelry that is not quite in vogue anymore can be converted into a fashionable piece. Or you could use the gold, silver, and gemstones in an existing piece to custom order a new one in an elegant design.
Mostly, a piece of jewelry might be made from materials that originated in different parts of the world. Being utterly sure of what goes into the jewelry and from where they are sourced and procured is always a challenge.
We host special designer brands who are committed to sustainability, taking particular care to source their materials in accordance with strict sustainable standards and environmental responsibility. This includes Mpingo diamonds from sustainable WWF-protected forests, conflict-free diamonds from regulated mines, alternative lab-grown diamonds, recycled gold using solar power in the production process, and ethically cultivated pearl farms. In addition, many of these designers commit to planting a tree for every item of jewelry sold.
Now that you know all about sustainable jewelry, we encourage you to make sure that when you decide to buy jewelry, you shop from reliable jewellers who support jewelry brands that use sustainably sourced or reclaimed materials and ethical manufacturing processes. Designers of sustainable jewelry display earrings and rings, studs and hoops, pendants and necklaces, and bracelets in amazing styles. As a conscious customer, when you purchase a piece of sustainably crafted jewelry you are not only choosing to support the brand’s vision but also showing value and respect for both people and nature.
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